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Undocumented Immigrant

Here's Proof Illegal Immigration Doesn't Cause More Murders, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

It's become routine for immigration hardliners like U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to blame illegal immigration for an imaginary spike in violent crime...

WATCH: Undocumented Woman Asks To Be Released From Jail To Fight Cancer

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.15.2014 | Latino Voices

Fighting breast cancer has been difficult for Ruth Alvarez and her family. But now, she is battling the disease from inside a jail cell and without he...

WATCH: An Emotional Plea From Mother And Daughter Separated By Deportation

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices

As the number of deportations since 2009 reaches the 2 million mark, activists grow impatient towards President Obama’s idleness. On Friday, acti...

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

Roque Planas

Immigrant Activist: I Was Deported For My Hunger Strike And I'm Coming Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices

Two undocumented immigrants who say they were expelled from the United States in retaliation for their activism are crossing back into the country thr...

Confronting Cesar Chavez's Stance On Illegal Immigration

Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices

While Cesar Chavez has become one of the most iconic Latino civil rights leaders in U.S. history, his stance on the issue of illegal immigration didn'...

5 Million Reasons for Record Deportations

Susan Pai | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Susan Pai

Very few taxpayers have ever heard of the Congressional Bed Mandate -- the quota that requires 34,000 undocumented immigrants be detained every single night -- but it's costing them five million dollars, each and every day.

This Photo Captures The Painful Reality Of Detaining People Whose Crime Was Looking For A Better Life

Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

About 100 demonstrators gathered outside an immigration detention center this week to protest U.S. deportation of immigrants and the separation of fam...

Roque Planas

Immigrants Ask Pope To Pressure Obama To Stop Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

A group of immigration activists hopes Pope Francis will prod President Barack Obama into halting his record-setting pace of deportations. A deleg...

Two Little Words That Can End Suffering and Restore a Little Sanity to the System in 2014

Susan Pai | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Susan Pai

Attacking President Obama and claiming he can use executive orders to stop deportations is worse than counterproductive. It's misdirection from the real issue that is powering the deportation machine.

This Is The One Immigration Debate You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Julian Castro is ready to rumble. The Democratic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, challenged immigration hardliner Dan Patrick to a public debate on t...

Latino Drivers Report Thefts By Cops

The New York Times | Kirk Semple | Posted 03.03.2014 | Latino Voices

CORAM, N.Y. — The story unfolds roughly the same way each time: A Latino immigrant is driving a car with out-of-state license plates, and a police o...

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities Aren't Anywhere Near Mexico

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2014 | Latino Voices

The Texas Republican primary for lieutenant governor has evolved into a competition to see who can portray himself as the biggest immigration hardline...

Arizona's Dreamer License Ban Affects Citizens

Arizona Republic | Daniel Gonzalez and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

John Roberts, a retired postal worker from Topeka, tried to use his Kansas driver’s license to apply for an Arizona driver’s license after relocat...

Detention Center Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions

New America Media | Alonso Yáñez | Posted 02.22.2014 | Latino Voices

Juana Lopez squeezed her son’s hands and caressed his forehead. “I’m here, mi’jo,” she said. “Your mom’s here. React. Try your best....

This Company Really Wants To Hire Dreamers

NY Daily News | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Jorge Bravo left Ecuador when he was 14 and spent his high school and college years in Woodhaven, Queens, with a secret — he was undocumented. But a...

Samantha Lachman

Emilio Vicente Runs To Help All Undocumented Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrant Emilio Vicente is on the ballot Tuesday in North Carolina. The job is short-term but offers a significant platform: Vicente, a ...

Arizona County Considers 'Immigrant-Friendly Designation

Arizona Daily Star | Joe Ferguson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider a measure Tuesday to make the county a little more friendly to immigrants. The board will consid...

Roque Planas

Republican Wants To Criminalize Undocumented Kids In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Latino Voices

An Arizona Republican wants to make it a crime for undocumented people to do almost anything in his state. State Rep. Carl Seel (R-Phoenix) has pr...

Forgetful Politician Has No Idea If He Supports State DREAM Act

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2014 | Latino Voices

At a meeting with the state's Hispanic Legislative Caucus on Wednesday, newly sworn-in Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera avoided a question about ...

Immigration Reform Could Raise Price Of Citizenship

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Hilda Vasquez squirreled away the money for her U.S. citizenship application by selling batches of homemade tamales at South ...

Young Immigrants Head To Capitol With Demands

Washington Post | Pamela Constable | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Emboldened by revived prospects for immigration reform in Congress, a group of about 100 young immigrants from several states — including some legal...

#Undeportable Campaign Perfectly Captures Racial Injustice Of Deportation

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 01.29.2014 | Latino Voices

Immigrant rights advocates have initiated a campaign on social media to denounce what they say are racial disparities that exist in U.S. immigration p...

Human Rights Watch Blasts U.S. Immigration 'Abuses', Again

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices

The failure of Congress and the White House to address the country’s immigration problems drew fire from a prominent human rights watchdog this week...

A Way To Document The Undocumented Proposed In Pheonix

New America Media | Valeria Fernandez | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- It was tough to convince Viridiana Hernández to call the Phoenix police when her house was broken into. She now has a work permit, ...